Run For The Brave 5K helps Veterans needing our support with including but not limited to: John Deere Riding lawn mowers with snow blower attachment, ActionTracker Mobile Wheelchairs, airfare for parents to visit their Wounded Warrior Spouse/Son/Daughter at Bethesda Hospital recuperating/rehabbing from their injuries sustained while in combat, help with burial expenses, temporary financial assistance, food and other ways helping those who serve our Country so we may be free! Please visit OWYH Acts of Kindness to learn more.
7th Annual RUN FOR THE BRAVE 5K RUN/WALK/RUCK (formerly Wounded Warriors 5K)
USATF Certified and Chip-Timed 5K (#IL16911WR)
Music, Vendors, Awards, Finishing Medals, Finishing Certificates, Give-A-Ways and More
6:00AM - 7:00AM Late Packet Pic-Up & Same Day Registration
7:00 Warm Up
7:15AM Opening Ceremony
8:00AM 5K Run/Walk/Ruck Start
9:00 Award Ceremony
Honor your Military Hero by having his/her name on EVERY Race shirt
(Can purchase this upgrade through online registration)
If you chose to compete in the Ruck division your backpack must be at least 20lbs.
You can create or join a team during online registration to participate in our team award. The fastest team award will be based off the following rules.
1. You must have at least 5 people on your team to compete for the team award.
2. The fastest team will be determined by the averaging the times of the top 5 fastest finishers on your team.
Judi Stapleton 630-341-1222 Donna Morsovillo 630-302-2638
Supporting Servicemen and Women Honoring Military—Past, Present, and Future
Operation Welcome You Home, NFP, 1750 W. Ogden Ave, #2062, Naperville, IL 60567
Operation Welcome You Home, NFP (OWYH) is a not-for-profit 501c3
Ladies, Race shirts are universal sizing so you may want to go down one size
Baby strollers/joggers are permitted but must participate at the rear of the race
NO pets bicycles, in-line skates roller skates scooters and other wheeled vehicles except wheelchairs SERVICE DOGS ALLOWED
This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a 2018 CARA CERTIFIED RACE #CARA18005. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety and comfort for participants in a road race.
Check out our 2018 Tech Race shirts -- Ladies, Race shirts are universal sizing so you may want to go down one size.
This year we are offering an option to purchase one of the following running caps through online registration.